Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa Vader

Darth Vader finally decided to come out from the dark side and visited our office today. However, he was too rush and forgotten to bring his cloak.
So I helped him with a "sampah long" and obviously he was quite happy with the outcome.

Influenced by the holiday mood in our office, he started to feel the Xmas Force.

He even wear the Santa hat that Choo made for him!!

Knowing how huge a Star Wars fan I am, Darth Vader decided to give me the honour to be his driver. (I just can't stop smiling.....)


And who said he's just a cruel, heartless, coolest villain of all time? He visited us, and had dinner with me!!! Even though he has never kept his light saber, I'm still touched!

Oh, and of course, like every visitors to my house, I always take photos of them with my 6" Xmas tree (^^)

Friday, December 19, 2008

爸爸六十岁了!




昨天,我们庆祝爸爸的“六十大寿”。
说是大寿,但其实只是一家人出去吃一顿饭、切生日蛋糕、唱生日歌而已。薇薇赶不上这大日子,但多了我的小表弟倒也一样热闹!

McQueen & Sally

I always love McQueen and Sally as a couple. I love the scene when Sally and McQueen drive and have fun along Route 66. Now I have he balloons, I just can't stop taking photos of them. (OK, call me crazy. But if you have 2 Cars character balloon art with you, I bet you will take tons of photos too!) Balloon-McQueen is so cute and Balloon-Sally is so sweet! (Of course, Choo will tell you Sally is a much better version - after he modified base on the experience he gain in making McQueen.)


After having fun taking photos, before I left office, I insisted Khor bring McQueen home for Bryan. Kids will sure love McQueen. Letting Bryan play with McQueen is better than let me take home, put under my Christmas tree, and continue to take tons of photos ;p

Anyway, since Sally is with me, how could I resist taking more photos?? (^^)

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Now this is a classic! It's hard to believe that this is actually a prototype!! I just can't stop having fun taking photos of this absorbant and yellow and porous creature! And my favorite: Spongebob sit on my laptop!

Prototype Sally

After making his first ever Cars character, Choo decided to make another one today. Guess who??


Sally of course! Who else can accompany McQueen to explore Route 66??

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Prototype Lightning McQueen

Choo made a prototype Lightning McQueen today. I think he doesn't really satisfy with this prototype but I really love this cute, eye-catching McQueen. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sid = Cute; Sloth = Geram

有一些纪录片,你看了,会毕生难忘的。其中一个我印象非常深刻的,应该是中六的时候吧?电视播一套好像是名为Jungle Cat的纪录片。主角是只豹,纪录片记载了他的生活、他的猎物等等。而他的其中一个主要猎物,便是sloth。(老实说,我孤稳寡陋,到了中六,才第一次听过sloth这个名词。)我从来不知道sloth的行动是慢得那么可怕。看着黑豹充满煞气地爬上树了,他还悠哉闲哉地慢慢爬到另一棵树;他不小心跌下水了,鳄鱼正向他游来,他竟然从容不迫地慢慢的游上岸;上了岸指甲不小心叉了几片枯叶,他还若无其事地尝试把手上的枯叶甩去。我们全家人为了这么一个纪录片紧张得咬牙切齿、猛飚冷汗。从此,我就对这树懒印象很差!

直到Ice Age以超可爱的姿态风靡我们三姐弟,Sid便以那积极、叽喳又从容笃定的方式,让我喜欢上了这个虚拟史前sloth,对sloth的印象大大改观。不过,Manfred那有时不耐烦的眼神,我还是可以体会的。如果我有Manfred的体积,或许我已经忍不住把他给踩扁了。

而现在,Choo的最新作品--气球Sid,更让我对sloth的好感大大提升!!

Choo的第一个Sid prototype。我个人很喜欢,但他嫌这只长得像ET多过像Sid.



为他换了一对眼睛,就成了众人喜爱的Sid啦!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Ultimate Colour Test

Though I never really believe in "personality test" (I always believe that human brain is too complicated for anyone to predict with such simple "test) , I like to play them sometimes just to check how accurate they are at that particular moment of time.
Tried out "The ultimate colour test" and I think it's quite accurate for me, at least for now (^^)



Your Colors Say You Are Caring



When you are at peace, you are:
Energized and innovative

When you are moved to act, you are:
Giving and warm

When you are inspired, you are:
Creative and productive

When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:
Connected to nature and the world

Your life's purpose is:
To reach enlightenment

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Is This Your Dream?

你可曾梦想有一天可以站到国际舞台上,奏一曲触动世人心灵的音乐?现在,因为科技的发达,你离你的梦想越来越近了……
Youtube目前正积极邀请世界各地的音乐家参与网上试音。最好的演出者将会于2009年4月被邀请到纽约Carnegie Hall参与演出!!
诶,千万别错过哦!


"We invite musicians from around the world to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Your video entries will be combined into the first ever collaborative virtual performance, and the world will select the best of you to perform at New York City's Carnegie Hall in April 2009.

  • 1. Prepare - Select your instrument to access the sheet music and rehearse with the conductor
  • 2. Submit - Upload your performances and submit them to join the YouTube Symphony Orchestra
  • 3. Entries - Browse videos to get ideas and check out the competition"
Click Here

Naughty or Nice?

Hey, want to know whether Santa will send you a present this year? Check this:


樱桃成熟时……


妈妈种的樱桃成熟了。难得我正好在家,又正好有兴致,在他们进入我的肚子前,先给它们照相留念吧……

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Playing For Change



I would like to introduce you to a remarkable documentary about the simple but transformative power of music: PLAYING FOR CHANGE: PEACE THROUGH MUSIC. I accidentally saw this clip on Youtube, love it! I then searched for "PLAYING FOR CHANGE", and learnt that this is a movement setup 7 years ago to unite people all over the world through music and inspiration. The film brings musicians from around the world to collaborate on songs familiar and new, playing together yet in their own traditions. Music lovers will sure fall in love with these powerful works!

Monday, December 8, 2008

我的旧作品(三):长颈鹿置物罐

我的旧作品(二):蜜蜂相架



我的旧作品(一)

我的老部落被Friednster搞得很不像样,我心有不甘,决定在这儿再炫耀一次我的旧作品。嘻嘻!

刚开始到园姬报到时,我难得成为安分守己的好学生,按部就班的,一心一意想要把我的第一盆胡姬花做好。不过,我的耐心并不持久,在我把我的第一盆胡姬花完成的同时,我其实也打岔作了一个小猪吊饰以及一个荡秋千的快乐小女孩。

我的第一盆胡姬花其实也是我至今唯一的一盆陶艺花。说来有趣,我和美美2007年年头到园姬报名时,园姬还是一家默默无名的小店。老板Chris给了我们超级大优惠,我们当时报名的陶艺花课程是没有时限的(材料自付),百五零吉学费是确保我们会制作三盆陶艺花为止,这期间我们可以免费学习制作任何小玩具及陶娃娃(材料自付)。可怜Chris遇人不淑,遇上两个超级大懒人,学了两年只完成一盆花(其实第二盆总算是开工了一半啦)。假设我们用四年时间来完成我们的三盆花,以RM150除以48个月,平均学费是RM3.125。要是每个人都像我们这么不思长进,老板真是吃谷种了!不过,也就只有我们会懒惰得连材料都被我们弄坏,得重新进货,老板总算还有得赚。;p











把心思挂在耳垂上

好久都没到园姬“搞搞震”了,上个星期六终于到课室亮相,老师也不知是好气还是好笑。“你们不近农历新年就不亮相是不是啊?”她是这样子抗议的。
我原想把我“做”了半年的莲花做完(其实就只是在园姬的几堂课才有动工,平时我可把我的莲花忘得干干净净),然而,当我把“ka chang”从盒子拿出来时,才发觉全蒙上一层厚厚的灰尘了,更令我伤心的是,我的粘土全硬了!美美和我半斤八两。她几个月前来做的上百个花瓣,因当时匆匆忙忙离去,没待粘土完全风干便收了起来(回家后又完全忘了要拿出来让它风干),结果全都生锈了(花瓣里头得用铁线定型)。我们伤心欲绝,跟Susan撒娇说今天没有心情继续了,于是她又拿出私家粘土及耳环钩子哄我们、又答应美美会帮她收拾残局。我们见奸计得逞,便喜滋滋地开始动手做耳环。
对于这两对耳环,我其实满意得很。再加上这怎么说也是世上独一无二的一对耳环,看来以后可以靠这个赚外快了。哈哈!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

一种永恒

发现泽灵在她的部落内谈起我,害我的眼泪不听使唤地流。

大家都说,所有的情感(亲情、友情、爱情)皆需要时间空间细心经营。然而,有一些感情,由于心灵上的投契,即使没有朝夕相对、即使没有频频联系,我们仍然相信那会是一种永恒。我和泽灵的友情,便是如此。

泽灵是个吉普赛般的女人(这绝对是褒义的!),她崇尚自由、热情、奔放、洒脱(还能歌善舞!)。每一次想起她的时候,她的真性情总使我心中特别温暖。我们的联络其实也不算频密,大家在地球不同的角落里寻觅着自己的Dharma,但是,我反正一直就觉得她贴得很近,我们仿佛不曾走远。她的存在赐我力量与信念,我知道无论我在生命中遇到了怎么样的挫折、做了怎么样的错误,她一定会谅解(甚至可能觉得理所当然应当如是!);我知道无论我在生命中找到怎么样的喜悦、达到怎么样的成就,她一定会欢欣(甚至可能比我有过而无不及)。我知道,她必然也坚信我会为她做着同样的事。

威正上电视了!



听威正说起这节目好一阵子了,现在终于在网上出现,大家可要多多支持哦!

http://www.amc.com.my/dxposure/Default.aspx

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Twilight

This time must get the title right. The previous post get Wei Wei very confused. haha!




I have finally finished reading the dumb yet entertaining teen novel - "Twilight" (published in 2005. And yes, I know, I'm always slow ;p).

My conclusion is, I confirmed this is not half as good as "Harry Porter" as per my taste (so if you wanted to give this a chance, don't buy it, just get it from me). I can still remember how I stayed up whole night because I just can't put "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone" down. However, it took me days to complete "Twilight". But, of course, I shouldn't compare this to Harry Potter. The targeted reader of these two is totally different. JK Rowling most probably started with age 5 ~ 15 in her mind (but surprisingly ended up having the whole world, 3 ~ 80, go crazy) while Stephenie Meyer clearly targeted at young adult only. I can easily connected with all the fun and fantasies in Harry Potter but there are too many things about "Twilight" that I couldn't connect with. (of course, obviously, I've never learnt to like Hollywood teen movies and I can never understand US high school culture.


When I first started, I actually enjoyed it. The opening is quite interesting: Bella moves from sunny Arizona to gloomy Fork to live with her father. She gains instant popularity at her new high school—with the exception of the beautiful Edward Cullen and his siblings. Even though I already knew that Edward is a vampire, it's still fun to speculate about what exactly is going on—why does Edward seem both drawn and repelled by Bella? What are a bunch of vampires doing impersonating students at a small town high school?

However, now I'm not sure if I still want to continue on 'New Moon'.

First of all, Bella's infatuation with Edward is annoying. She keep on commenting on Edwards 'perfect face,' 'amber eyes,' and 'perfectly-muscled chest'. Sigh.... Why does Stephenie wasted a good 100-something years old vampire with 17 years old humanity? If I were to write a novel with a 100-something years old vampire, I will make him the most attractive man in human history. Think of it, a guy with 100 years old wisdom and 17 years old humanity!! He can be extremely wise and still young at heart. He should have developed the most loving character after 100 years of perfection. He can be thoughtful and playful at the same time. He can be a gentleman (from humanity) and wild (from his vampire family) at the same time. He can excel in playing at least a few dozen musical instruments, excel in various arts, excel in every sports that human have ever invented, because he has more than 100 years to practise! He knows almost anything and everything on earth because he didn't sleep for the past 100 years and he should have spent all those sleepless nights reading and studying and experimenting! And with all these possibilities, the only thing she can think of for Edward is 'beauty'????

Secondly, James the villain, is too forgettable. We started to know about 'You-Know-Who' at the very beginning of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and there are so much anticipation about 'You-Know-Who' throughout the whole story. The merciless "tracker" vampire, James, on the other hand, appear in "Twilight" very sudden at the 2/3 of the story (maybe Stephenie suddenly realized that she forgot to give her hero some real challenge and her story a climax). James is supposed to hunt human beings for sport, and supposed be unusually gifted at what he does and always gets what he wants. However, there's not a single paragraph describing how James and the Cullen family fight! Out of suddenly we knew that he is set on fire and thus permanently destroyed. So anti-climax!

And the worst part is, the books end with EDWARD TAKING BELLA TO THE PROM!!!)